Don’t Forget

Exodus 19:4-5 – ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.

We all have prayer requests that we are waiting on the Lord to answer. It seems the longer we must wait to get an answer, the more likely we are to begin to doubt. In today’s passage it says, “You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself.” Regardless of when the Lord answers our prayers and moves in our lives, “Don’t Forget” how He has already moved and answered for you. The same God that has answered and moved in the past is the same God that will answer and move in your future.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

A Love-Hate Relationship

Exodus 19:17-19 – 17 So Moses’ father-in-law said to him, “The thing that you do is not good. 18 Both you and these people who are with you will surely wear yourselves out. For this thing is too much for you; you are not able to perform it by yourself. 19 Listen now to my voice; I will give you counsel, and God will be with you: Stand before God for the people, so that you may bring the difficulties to God.

I love my dentist, but I hate what he does. In order to keep my teeth healthy and strong, he must do things that cause me pain (crowns, root canals, etc.). While I might not like what he must do, I am so thankful for what he has done. In today’s message we read, “The thing that you do is not good.” Many people do not want to hear about what they are doing wrong. We may not want to hear it, but we need to hear it. We all need people like Moses’ father-in-law in our lives. Those that will love us enough, care for us enough that they are willing to cause a little “pain” in our lives to keep us healthy and strong with the Lord. May we all have “A Love-Hate Relationship” with Godly people in our lives.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

It Is Raining Bread

Exodus 16:4 – Then the Lord said to Moses, “Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not.

Israel cried out to the Lord for provision and the Lord said, “I will rain bread from heaven for you”. Shortly after this, Israel continued to complain — they forgot about the bread. We often cry out to God for provision, but we fail to see that “It Is Raining Bread”. Each day, the Lord provides, but are we seeing His “bread” in our lives? I pray today that your eyes will be open to see the provision that the Lord has given you. No, it might not be what we want, but have faith that the Lord gives us what we need.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Give Credit Where Credit is Due

Exodus 13:14 – 14 So it shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What is this?’ that you shall say to him, ‘By strength of hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

We are slow to take responsibility for our sin, but very quick to take credit for the triumphs in our lives. We have things all mixed up. We blame God for our actions and take credit for His actions. In today’s passage Israel was reminded, “By strength of hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.” We must remember that we are very good at getting ourselves into trouble, but not so good at getting ourselves out of that trouble. As you are delivered from the trials in your life, remember to give credit where credit is due. More specifically, give credit to WHO the credit is due — the Lord. Only the Lord can deliver you, only the Lord can free you.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Remember This Day

Exodus 13:3 – And Moses said to the people: “Remember this day in which you went out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the Lord brought you out of this place. No leavened bread shall be eaten.

There are certain (important) days in our lives that we will always remember. As we reflect upon those days, we remember the emotion, situation and circumstance that made that day so significant to us. While there are many days we should remember, there is one that should stand out above all others — the day we gave our life to Jesus. In today’s verse it states, “Remember this day”. May you always remember the day you accepted Jesus, may you always remember the significance and importance of that decision, may you always remember what that day means to your salvation. There are many days we should remember, but when it comes to your eternity, “Remember this day”.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Your Son’s Sons

Genesis 9:2 –  and that you may tell in the hearing of your son and your son’s son the mighty things I have done in Egypt, and My signs which I have done among them, that you may know that I am the Lord.”

History is useless unless it is taught and discussed with younger generations. Without history, we do not know who we are, where we come from, what makes us who we are. This can be said for a country and it is especially true with the Bible. God told Moses, “that you may tell in the hearing of your son and your son’s son the mighty things I have done in Egypt”. The Bible doesn’t mean anything to future generations unless we teach it to them. For parents, that starts with your children. Take time today to talk with your children about God, His wonders, His grace and mercy. Let them know who the Lord is to you.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

Your Skills and Talents

Exodus 4:10-11 – 10 Then Moses said to the Lord, “O my Lord, I am not eloquent, neither before nor since You have spoken to Your servant; but I am slow of speech and slow of tongue.” 11 So the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Or who makes the mute, the deaf, the seeing, or the blind? Have not I, the Lord? 12 Now therefore, go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.”

Believe it or not, God has given us all skills and talents. The question is are you using them? Many may have a beautiful voice, but are afraid to sing in front of people. Others may be great leaders, but don’t have the time to get involved in their church. Moses told God that he wasn’t a good speaker and God told him, “ I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall say.” God has given us all skills so that we will use those skills. My prayer for you today is that you will have faith that as you use your talents to glorify the Lord, He will give you what you need to be a blessing to others.

I pray for blessing today for you on your Journey!

I AM WHO I AM

Exodus 3:19 – 14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

There are different times in our lives where we may need different people in our lives. Some may help us during trials, some may celebrate with us during triumphs. God has a way of bringing people to us exactly when we need them. But, there is always one person with us that always gives us exactly what we need, “I AM WHO I AM”. God, and only God, will always be exactly what you need, when you need it and how you need it. Cry out to God today, the one who is always exactly what you need.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!

The Right Thing

Exodus 1:17 –  17 But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive.

Each day we face a challenge — do what the world wants you to, or do what the Lord calls you to do. It is not a choice that we can avoid, it is not a choice that just goes away.. A new pharaoh feared Israel and devised a plan to kill all of the male, newborn Israelites. As we read, “But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them”. The midwives chose to do the right thing, to honor the Lord. My prayer for you today is that you too will chose to do what honors the Lord, not what the world desires. May the Lord give you the strength, wisdom and determination to do the right thing, not the worldly thing.

I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!